Red Kite -- The Red Kite was saved from national extinction by one of the world's longest running protection programmes, and has now been successfully re-introduced to England and Scotland.   I like the shift from orange to green.

Kite's namesake (Red Kite -- The Red Kite was saved from national extinction by one of the world's longest running protection programmes, and has now been successfully re-introduced to England and Scotland.

Crested Eagle. This fellow always looks like he's having a bad hair day as he stands sentry on telephone poles. Always found in association with forrest areas.

This fellow always looks like he's having a bad hair day as he stands sentry on telephone poles. Always found in association with forrest areas.

Eagle Wingspan -- His excellent vision and his powerful beak, wings and talons and speed give the eagle great advantages in protecting and feeding young eaglets.

Golden Eagle Wingspan -- His excellent vision and his powerful beak, wings and talons and speed give the eagle great advantages in protecting and feeding young eaglets.

This graphic shows how the enormous 'condor', which lived 28 million years ago, compares to modern-day birds, including the albatross, eagle, vulture, gull and sparrow. The Pelagornis sandersi is a species of pelagornithid - an extinct group of giant seabirds believed to be ancestors of pelicans and storks

The world's largest ever bird had a 24-FOOT wingspan

Pelagornis sandersi is a species of pelagornithid - an extinct group of giant seabirds believed to be ancestors of pelicans and storks. sandersi lived 28 million years ago. It weighed around 180 lbs., had a 24 ft. wingspan, and had a beak with teeth.

Blakiston's Fish Owl (Bubo blakistoni) is one of the rarest owls in the world, an endangered bird restricted to Russia, China, Japan and possibly North Korea. This owl is also the largest on Earth. "These birds stand two-and-a-half feet tall [75 centimeters], have 6-foot wingspans [2 meters] and can weigh more than 10 pounds [4.6 kilograms]. | LiveScience

Blakiston's Fish Owl (Bubo blakistoni) is one of the rarest owls in the world…

Ornate Hawk Eagle // Aigle orné -

An entry from Emilialua

Someone labeled this as a Falcon, but I believe this to be an Ornate Hawk Eagle

Golden Eagle by Ronald Coulter on 500px

Golden eagle - (Aquila chrysaetos) The Golden eagle's wingspan is the fifth largest amongst extant eagle species. by Ronald Coulter on

White-fronted falconet (Microhierax latifrons) also called the Bornean falconet. It is endemic to Sabah on the island of Borneo and is the smallest bird of prey

White-fronted falconet (Microhierax latifrons) also called the Bornean falconet. It is endemic to Sabah on the island of Borneo and is the smallest bird of prey Scientific name:

Peregrine falcons are renowned for its speed, reaching over 322 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom.

Peregrine falcons are renowned for its speed, reaching over 322 km/h mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom…….WHAT A FRIGHT TO SEE THIS DIVING YOUR WAY………ccp

Awesome! Their wings have "eye" markings that look like their face.

I come to you by Stefano Ronchi, via - I cannot stop looking at the eyes. And the wings . they are almost frightening in their power and beauty, and I very much suppose that they strike fear into the little animals the owl is pursuing.

Photo: Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) - Steinadler Aigle royal - Aquila reale - Беркут – イヌワシ The Golden eagle is togeher with the peregrine falcon one of the two fastest birds and animals in the world. Wingspan 1.80 - 2.80 m (5 ft 1 in - 9ft 3 in ) Weight 2.5 - 7.2 kg (5.5 -16.0 lb) The average cruising speed is about 40 – 50 km/h (25 – 31 mph), but when diving for prey he can reach 240 - 320 km/h (150 - 200 mph) The Golden Eagle is the second largest eagle in Europe, North America and…

The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is togeher with the peregrine falcon one of the two fastest birds and animals in the world. When diving for prey it can reach 240 - 320 km/h - 200 mph) - via Robert SKREINER

Harpy eagle. The largest and most powerful raptor in the Americas, and among the largest in the world. They have a wingspan of up to 7 feet.

Harpy Eagle: largest, most powerful raptor in the Americas & among the largest in the world. Their wingspan is up to 7 feet.

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